Tag:Adam Jones
Posted on: July 10, 2011 4:23 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 4:35 pm

Jones: 'No reason I should have got locked up'

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Early this morning, we brought you the unfortunate – yet rather unsurprising – news that Bengals CB Adam Jones had been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

But after he was released from the Hamilton County (Ohio) Justice Center this morning, he told WCPO that he was an innocent man.

"I hadn't been drinking,” he told the TV station. “I was with my wife. It was her birthday. It don't make no sense. There is no reason why I should have got locked up. No reason."

Police said he was rowdy and was asked by bar management to leave the establishment early Sunday morning. Jones allegedly refused and shouted obscenities. The police say he resisted arrest. Jones, who’s in a neck brace while recovering from an injury, says that couldn’t have happened.

“Didn't resist arrest. I'm in a neck brace. How am I resisting arrest?" said Jones. "I just had surgery. So why would I be resisting arrest? It doesn't make sense for me to resist arrest."

Well to be fair, it would make sense to resist arrest if he didn’t, you know, want to be arrested, neck brace or no. Jones is scheduled for arraignment Monday morning, and he offered an apology to Bengals fans.

"The only thing I can do is apologize but it's at the point now where I'm going to take this to another step,” Jones said. “It's ridiculous because like...the only thing I can do is be me and do what I'm supposed to do. But I was not yelling at the police. I did not yell profanities at the police and at the end of the day I'm the one who's the bad guy."

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Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:40 am
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:21 pm

Adam "Pacman" Jones arrested again

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Aside from Titans WR Kenny Britt, which NFL player would least surprise you by getting arrested in this locked out offseason? If you said Bengals CB Adam “Pacman” Jones, you’re absolutely correct.

According to WLWT in Cincinnati, Jones was handcuffed early this morning after he refused to cooperate with police officers at a local bar. WKRC reports Jones has been charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

JonesWitnesses told police that Jones was intoxicated and disruptive. After getting into an argument, he was asked to leave but refused. Police were then called, but still, Jones apparently refused to depart. As officers tried to arrest him, police say Jones tried to slip out of the handcuffs and that it took two officers to restrain him. He was booked into Hamilton County jail about 3 a.m.

You’ll recall that Jones was arrested last year after a case of mistaken identity -- the Cincinnati police actually had to apologize to Jones -- but for a guy whose wages were garnished because of unpaid invoices to a high end car company, you’d think Jones would be more concerned with keeping his job in Cincinnati than in NOT leaving a bar when asked (by police!).

Of course, for a guy who’s been in as much trouble as Jones has been in the past, this latest clash with police is certainly not a surprise. And, once again, he might face a long suspension for his alleged actions. For Jones, who was suspended for the entire 2007 season, that would not be good news.

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Posted on: June 10, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 2:49 pm

Hot Routes 6.10.11: Getting it (not) right

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • The Eagle-Tribune, a small newspaper in Massachusetts, reported Thursday that the lockout was over (the linked story, BTW, has been amended). The Internet quickly poo-poo’d that report, though. Even NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted a Yogi Berra reference (It’s not over ‘til it’s over). I think it’d be great if the Eagle-Tribune actually was the media outlet which broke the lockout-is-over news. In fact, if it can’t be us here at CBSSports.com, I’m rooting for the E-T to be the ones leading this story. Go get ‘em, boys.
  • CBSSports.com’s own Mike Freeman explores how NFL players are talking trash about LeBron James on their Twitter accounts.

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Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:26 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 3:52 pm

Hot Routes 6.9.11: Tebow looks like he works out

Posted by Ryan Wilson
  • Remember: consider the source. According to the New York Post, Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith had "a very jovial dinner" Wednesday, lasting nearly two hours. 
  • Just so we're clear. Football Outsiders has had enough of the NFL propaganda machine. Upon hearing that Goodell recently told Bucs ticket-holders that one of the goals of the lockout is to lower ticket prices for fans, FO staged an impromptu lesson on the basics of supply and demand. 
  • Don't call me Pac-Man. Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, appearing on Denver's 102.3 The Ticket, talked about his journey from high-profile college player to high-round NFL pick, and all the pressures -- and off-field entanglements -- that come with the transition. And because we can't go 15 minutes without bringing it up, Jones relates his experiences to Terrelle Pryor, who could enter the NFL's supplemental draft (should there be one). 
  • Channeling Norman Einstein. Joe Thiesmann thinks players treated Jay Cutler "very, very wrongly" after the Bears QB left the NFC Championship game with a knee injury. Evidently, he didn't appear hurt enough
  • It's a start. It's been nearly two hours and Kenny Britt hasn't been arrested. 
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Posted on: February 26, 2011 11:45 am

Hot Routes 2.26.11: I cry for Keisel's beard

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio thinks the previous injuries suffered by former Colts S Bob Sanders were fluky and he doesn’t judge them to be a current problem. That's good news for the free agent Sanders.
  • I’ve been meaning to mention this for a couple days, but Adam Jones – you know him better as Pacman – got probation for his role in the 2007 Las Vegas melee.
  • Titans DE Jason Babin and the Tennessee organization haven’t spoken recently. Sounds like the Titans want to wait until a new CBA is finalized before they think about a new deal with the Pro Bowler.
  • Apparently, if Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara is available for the Lions with the No. 13 pick, they’d be happy to take him. If not, it’s not expected Detroit will take another CB instead.

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Posted on: December 10, 2010 12:33 pm
Edited on: December 10, 2010 12:37 pm

Pacman Jones wages are currently garnishing

Posted by Will Brinson

No, it's not just a Fletch joke (although somehow the line doesn't appear in IMDB's memorable quotes section, harumph), having wages garnished is a real thing. And it happened to Pacman Jones.

The Bengals have been ordered to hold his paychecks in order for Jones to pay back the nearly $250,000 he owes Elegante Leasing, Co., a high-end car company in New York.

Jones originally lost a 2008 judgment to the car company, when a New York court ruled that he'd defaulted on the leases for a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe and a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Jones was defaulted because he stopped paying the for the leases and also wrecked the Bentley but never paying to get it fixed.

The cars were leased in 2005, according to documents, and Jones' attorneys are arguing that the car company didn't get appropriate legal service (read: they filed something wrong and it's a technicality) on Jones when the judgement was moved from New York to Cincinnati.

And, unfortunately for Jones, he's only making $545,000 this year, he's injured and there's no guarantee that the Bengals of 2011 will be the "we'll take whoever as long as they're cheap" Bengals of 2010. Although it remains likely that as long as Mike Brown's hanging around, that'll be the case.

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:47 pm

Report: Pacman Jones done for the season

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

According to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com, Bengals CB Adam Jones’ season is finished because of a neck injury.

Jones was quietly having a solid season in his first season in Cincinnati, but last week, he broke out a bit when, playing in the place of Johnathan Joseph, he scored a defensive touchdown off a fumble recovery in the Bengals loss to the Falcons. He also recorded an interception this year.

But La Canfora reports Jones has a disc injury in his neck, and his season is over now.

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 8:42 am

Cincinnati police apologizes to Adam Jones

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After an embarrassing display by the Cincinnati Police Department – which arrested Adam Jones of the Bengals a few hours after their loss to the Buccaneers, because some other Adam Jones had an arrest warrant – police chief Tom Streicher apologized to Jones (the Pacman one) on Monday.

“Quite honestly there was a mistake on the part of the police department here,” Streicher said at an impromptu news conference. “I just want to be emphatic about this – Mr. Jones did absolutely nothing wrong.”

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer talked to Thomas Hunter, Jones’ agent, Monday night, and he said Jones had accepted Streicher’s apology. Earlier there had been a thought that Jones might take legal action against the CPD.

Here’s how the scenario began. From the Enquirer:

According to Streicher, Police Officer Amy Moore was directing traffic at 2nd and Main streets when she heard tires squealing behind her. She turned to find a 2010 Jaguar on the sidewalk and people scrambling away from the vehicle.

Police Officer Barbara Maleski, who was one of the officers called to the scene, asked Jones for ID. Both did not recognize him as a professional athlete but eventually learned this from Jones’ passenger, Streicher said.

The police chief downplayed the Maleski’s own narrative of the event, where she described Jones as “immediately belligerent and combative.” According to Hunter, Jones cooperated with police.

“I would be upset if I were detained for 45 minutes and I haven’t done anything wrong,” Streicher said. “There’s no indication he resisted (officers). Was he upset? Probably. Let’s face it, the game yesterday probably had a lot of ‘em frustrated.”

Jones handed the police a Georgia’s drivers license – he makes his fulltime home in Atlanta – and somebody in the police’s communication department mistakenly thought Jones had an arrest warrant in his name (you know, with a name like Adam Jones, perhaps somebody should have double-checked this information. It’s not like his name was Josh Katzowitz). At that point, the officers handcuffed Jones and sat him on the sidewalk.

The crowd began to recognize him, so Jones asked to be moved. The police drove him two blocks away, and after realizing their mistake, they let him free. Hey, no harm, no foul, buddy.

“There’s nothing here to indicate there’s any malice here in anyone’s heart,” Streicher said.

Perhaps not, but that’s not an excuse for incompetence.

Of course, Marvin Lewis had this to say at his Monday presser: “He’s disappointed that he would be put in that kind of light and that’s the end of the story. It’s unfortunate it occurred. There’s nothing to it so people that made a story out of it shame on them.”

The problem with that line of reasoning is that Jones has quite a reputation for getting in trouble with the law. Therefore, it’s reasonable that if you see Jones in handcuffs and you pop a picture or two, it’s not out of the question for somebody to run with it. It’s not “shame on them.” It’s called “that’s what happens when you have a crappy reputation.”

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